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The explosive movie musical bursts onto the live stage! With dynamic new songs augmenting the powerhouse hits from its bestselling Oscar-nominated score, Footloose celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Dramatic Comedy
  • 105 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes
  • Orchestra Size: Medium

  • Performance Group:
  • Elementary School / Primary, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Church / Religious Groups

  • Accolades:
  • Nominee! 4 Tony Awards (1999)
    Nominee! 3 Grammy Awards including Best Soundtrack Album (1985)
    Nominee! Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Recording (1999)
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.


"FOOTLOOSE is an exuberant entertainment, bursting to life with music, romance and dance."

L.A. Movie Gazette

"Exhilarating! You'll have a hard time staying in your seat!"


"This is a show you want to dance to! The score is the best kind of blast from the past!"

Cincinnati Enquirer

"A crackling show . . .better than the movie!"

Green Bay Press-Gazette

"One of the most extraordinary musicals ever to come out of Hollywood. FOOTLOOSE blends fantastical situations with important issues and balances them perfectly."

L.A. Weekly
Premiere Production:

Footloose opened on Broadway on October 22, 1998. The next day, the show broke the box office record for the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it continued to thrill audiences through July 2000.

After the Broadway run, the creators made changes throughout the libretto, excised three songs from the original score, and restored one (“Still Rockin’,” available on the newly mastered Broadway CD from Ghostlight Records). The reaction to the ‘new’ Footloose was immediate and enthusiastic; a tour in the U.K. led to a West End engagement, which in turn triggered excitement throughout Europe and around the globe.

In 2011, Paramount Pictures’ remake of Footloose – with a screenplay by Dean Pitchford and the film’s director Craig Brewer – brought this heartwarming story and electrifying music to a whole new generation.

  • Casting: 8M, 9F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Roles for Teens, Expandable casting
  • Chorus Size: Medium

  • REN McCORMACK - teenage boy from Chicago
    ETHEL McCORMACK - his mother
    REVEREND SHAW MOORE - the minister of Bomont
    VI MOORE - his wife
    ARIEL MOORE - their teenage daughter
    LULU WARNICKER - Ren's aunt
    WES WARNICKER - her husband
    COACH ROGER DUNBAR - the high school gym teacher
    ELEANOR DUNBAR - his wife
    RUSTY - Ariel's best friend
    URLEEN - Ariel's friend
    WENDY JO - Ariel's friend
    CHUCK CRANSTON - Ariel's boyfriend
    LYLE - Chuck's buddy
    TRAVIS - Chuck's buddy
    A COP
    BETTY BLAST - the owner of The Burger Blast
    WILLIARD HEWITT - Ren's friend, a country boy
    JETER - Ren's friend
    BICKLE - Ren's friend
    GARVIN - Ren's friend
    COWBOY BOB - the lead vocalist at the Bar-B-Que
  • Name Price
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    1 x Script / Vocal Book / Score Sampler

    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    1 x Libretto-Vocal Book
    1 x Piano Vocal Score

    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    20 x Libretto/Vocal Books
    2 x Keyboard I (Synth)

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 Keyboard I (Synth)
    1 Keyboard II (Synthesizer)
    1 Reeds (Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax)
    1 Guitar I (Electric, Acoustic Steel, Acoustic Nylon)
    1 Guitar II (Electric, Acoustic Steel, Acoustic Nylon)
    1 Bass
    1 Drums
    1 Percussion (Tambourine, Industrial Sounds, Congas, Hugh Electronic Hits, Cymbal, Mark Tree, Vibes, Shaker, Tubular Bells, Cow Bell, Bell Tree, Timpani, Xylophone & Triangle)

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Vocal Chorus Book 10 Pack Shipped with (or after) Rehearsal Material. This is optional.

    10 x Libretto/Vocal Books

    $50.00 +$50.00/pm